If you have been involved in an accident at work you may be entitled to claim against your employer. You can even claim if you were partly responsible e.g. you fell from scaffolding but your employer had not provided reasonable training or safety equipment.
If you are to be awarded compensation you have to prove:
- That your employer owed you a duty of care – put simply your employer must make sure you work in safe working conditions
- That your employer breached their duty of care – this means that your employer did not take appropriate steps to ensure your safety e.g. not providing suitable work equipment or training or if you slipped or tripped on a slippery surface.
- That you suffered a loss – “loss” is a general term for any suffering caused by the accident at work. E.g. if you sustained an injury – this is not restricted to physical injury but includes any trauma or psychological injury.
There is normally a 3 year time limit on personal injury claims with a few exceptions. You should always contact our expert solicitors ASAP to progress your claim as delay can often weaken your prospects of success. Make a free enquiry here.